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2011-08-29 08:03:00

GUELPH, Ontario, Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- W2 Energy, Inc. (OTC: WTWO) is pleased to announce that it has made significant progress in its development of commercially viable compressed air engine. W2 Energy has modified its SteamRay engine to run on compressed air up to 3600 PSI and has called this compressed air engine the AirRocket. The AirRocket has multiple uses: it can power a vehicle and also convert stored compressed air into energy as in the CAES system designed by AzRISE...

2011-08-25 08:41:45

NASA and Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK) will conduct a full-scale test of a five-segment, solid rocket motor at the ATK Aerospace Systems test facility in Promontory, Utah, at 4:05 p.m. EDT, Thursday, Sept. 8. To attend the test, journalists must register with ATK. For information and to request credentials, contact ATK's Trina Patterson at 801-699-0943 or trina.patterson@atk.com. The registration deadline for U.S. reporters is Sept. 2. The deadline for foreign journalists is Aug. 26....

2011-08-11 12:55:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announces the successful testing of the state-of-the-art Upper Stage Engine Technology (USET) Hydrogen Turbopump Assembly (TPA) at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Aerojet and its teammate, Florida Turbine Technologies Inc. (FTT), Jupiter, Fla. designed, manufactured, assembled and delivered the turbopump assembly to the AFRL test facility and successfully...

2011-04-28 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) has received an $80 million order from General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products for production of the MK90 propellant grain. "We are pleased to have this opportunity to continue our longstanding tradition of production excellence on the MK90 propellant grain," said Kent Holiday, ATK Energetic Systems Vice President and General Manager. "We have made this propellant grain, or its predecessor design, for many years, and...

2011-03-23 11:45:00

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AMPAC-ISP CORP., American Pacific Corporation's (Nasdaq: APFC) wholly-owned in-space propulsion subsidiary (AMPAC-ISP), reported that their LEROS 1b bipropellant engine (LEROS 1b) fired for nearly fifteen minutes in the early hours on March 18, 2011 to slow the MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) spacecraft and place it into orbit around Mercury. The orbit insertion firing slowed the spacecraft by more...

2011-02-22 10:03:00

NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AMPAC-ISP CORP., American Pacific Corporation's (Nasdaq: APFC) wholly-owned In-Space Propulsion subsidiary (AMPAC-ISP or AMPAC In-Space Propulsion), is producing bipropellant thrusters for the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle under contract to Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems. These engines provide vernier reaction control for the spacecraft, and are designed in varied configurations to match the vehicle contour at their specific...

2010-11-29 11:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle engineers successfully demonstrated Wyle's new liquid fuel rocket engine test system, a major component of the state-of-the-art rocket engine and fluids test facility at San Bernardino. The test firing, featuring a U.S. Air Force-supplied thrust chamber assembly for a multiple-start rocket engine which uses self-igniting hypergolic fuels for ignition, required sophisticated controls and redundant safety systems. The automated test...

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2010-11-26 12:39:26

By Steven Siceloff. NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center A space shuttle main engine burns at 6,000 degrees F, but the outside of the nozzle remains cool to the touch. Prior to launch, sometimes it even frosts over. The nozzle technology that allows a finger-width of ridged metal to contain and steer flames that would boil iron is just one of the scores of innovations designers came up with for the engines three decades ago. Such advances were critical if NASA was going to realize its plans...

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2010-07-22 08:46:37

Engineers at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center recently installed an Aerojet AJ26 rocket engine for qualification testing as part of a partnership that highlights the space agency's commitment to work with commercial companies to provide space transportation. Stennis has partnered with Orbital Sciences Corporation to test the AJ26 engines that will power the first stage of the company's Taurus® II space launch vehicle. Orbital is working in partnership with NASA under the...

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2009-03-11 10:29:04

The U.S. space agency says it has successfully tested the igniter that will be used to start the Ares I rocket's first-stage motor. Ares I is the first launch vehicle in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Constellation family of space vehicles that will transport astronauts and cargo to the International Space Station, the moon and beyond during coming decades. The igniter performed as expected during the test, generating a flame nearly 200 feet in length, NASA said. The Ares...